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The terrifying rise of breast ironing: Barbaric ritual sees young girls having their chests 'flattened' with hot stones to disguise puberty

2015-10-15

Breast ironing - the brutal flattening of a young girl's developing chest to 'protect her from rape and sexual harassment' - now affects 3.8 million women around the world

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Fathers rape with impunity, fuelling Guatemala's teen pregnancies - rights group

Anastasia Moloney
2015-10-05

In Guatemala, most pregnancies among girls under 14 are the result of rape at the hands of fathers or other relatives, but often it is the girl who is forced to leave the family home

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Women’s Rights Activists Hold Action in Yerevan to Mark National Day to Combat Domestic Violence

2015-10-02

Thirty women were killed in Armenia through domestic violence in the past five years, 8 of them – in 2015, resulting in 45 children being left without a mother

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Stop protecting peacekeepers who rape, Ban Ki-moon tells UN member states

2015-09-18

The UN secretary general has called on countries whose soldiers are responsible for rape and sexual exploitation on peacekeeping missions to stop covering for their crimes

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Violence against children still widespread but can be curbed

Alex Whiting
2015-09-18

An estimated 120 million girls - about 1 in 10 of all the girls in the world - have experienced sexual violence, and six in 10 children are subjected to violent discipline, according UNICEF

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Jury orders produce grower to pay $17 million to 5 former female employees for harassment

2015-09-14

A southwest Florida produce growing and packing operation has been ordered to pay more than $17 million to five former female employees in a sexual harassment suit

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Angelina Jolie: Islamic State fighters using rape as 'policy'


2015-09-09

Islamic State jihadists are using rape as a weapon to terrorise and destroy communities, Angelina Jolie has warned.

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Iraqi woman killed ISIS militant who forced her into sex slavery

2015-09-09

An Iraqi woman killed a senior commander of the Islamic State group for having forced her into sex slavery. The incident took place in the Tal Roman district, west of Mosul

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Man bites and swallows wife's nose in shocking attack

2015-09-09

The man reportedly bit off a chunk of his partner's nose and swallowed it because she didn't pick up his phone calls the previous evening

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